Posts about yarn

Eco-conscious yarn on a budget part 1: Is there a case for 'cheap acrylic'?

17 June 2019

This is the first in a series of posts exploring the sometimes difficult relationship between cost and sustainability of the materials we use. Later in the series, we hear from two small business owners about… Read more

It's a Stitch Up Yarn Pop-Up at Wild & Woolly, 8 June

3 June 2019

Wild & Woolly local yarn store in Hackney are hosting an It’s a Stitch Up pop-up as part of their World Wide Knit in Public Day celebrations on Saturday 8 June 2019! For one day… Read more

New yarn shades, fades and combos

23 May 2019

In what seems like the blink of an eye, we’re five months into 2019 already! I thought it was about time we showcase some of the new colours we’ve added to the range this year.… Read more

Introducing the Tsunami Cowl - our latest knitting pattern

18 April 2019

Our latest knitting pattern is cosy cowl designed especially for variegated hand dyed yarn. This is our first design for our super-chunky Phlump Merino yarn, showcasing our striking shade of the same name. is a… Read more

Our Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2019 roundup

28 March 2019

Edinburgh Yarn Festival (EYF) has grown into one of the most high-profile yarn events worldwide, attracting visitors from across the globe. This year I travelled to the show for the first time to absorb yarn… Read more

Tips for knitting wool socks that last

19 February 2019

I have never cared for rules in creative pursuits, so naturally when I heard “sock yarn need Nylon” I took it with a pinch of salt. Humans have been wearing woollen socks for millennia, and… Read more

We need to talk about Nylon

15 February 2019

Occasionally (actually quite rarely these days) we’re asked why we don’t offer a Nylon blend sock yarn. Sustainability is always in our minds and we try to use only recycled and reusable plastics within the… Read more

2018 Advent Calendar day by day

4 January 2019

This year our Yarn Advent Calendars travelled to customers all over the world, with many more folks following along on Facebook and Instagram as each day’s parcel was opened. In case you missed, it we… Read more

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2018: Yarn and Fibre Highlights

17 October 2018

Last Thursday I popped along to the The Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in North London (both the event and the venue are affectionately known as 'Ally Pally'). I found many wonderful independents and plenty of goodies for the knit-inclined. Read more

2018 Yarn Advent Calendar Preorders

21 June 2018

Christmas is probably the last thing on any knitter’s mind right now, but we’re already planning and souring goodies for our . Last year we only produced a handful, which sold out in just a… Read more

Pattern and kit launch: Blend In, Stand Out fade shawl by Brixton Purl

21 May 2018

Last week I was lucky enough to be joined in the dye studio by Brixton Purl aka independent knitting pattern designer Therése Hedlund ahead of the launch of her stunning new fade shawl, Blend In,… Read more

A year of Sock Club (and hello! Sock Minis Club)

26 April 2018

It’s been almost a year since we re-launched our clubs after a break (to welcome my daughter into the world), and it’s still my favourite dyeing job every month. For me, it’s a chance to… Read more